Helping Caregivers Get Comfortable Asking For Help

Written by Lois Galloway

Becoming a care giver might not have been a conscious decision on your part. It may have arrived quietly and unnoticed because you arerepparttar adult child of your elderly parents who now require care or you may have a special needs child that exacts your constant attention or a friend or spouse has become very ill and needs your support. In any of these situationsrepparttar 151072 impact of providing constant care is tremendous.

One ofrepparttar 151073 most difficult things about taking on a care giver role is that feeling of isolation, that sense of being all alone. Often times we think we need to dorepparttar 151074 job completely by ourselves, thatrepparttar 151075 responsibility lays entirely with us. That’s not true. You can ask for help.

Here’s a few tips that will encourage you to get comfortable asking for and receivingrepparttar 151076 help you need in caring for a loved one.

1. First of all, recognize that care giving can definitely become a very responsible, overwhelming and isolating job. And also recognize that it’s a sign of strength to ask for help. It means that you understandrepparttar 151077 situation and have begun to take a proactive approach to making your life better.

2. Your role may berepparttar 151078 primary caregiver and with that in mind, it is very important to include your extended family as part of your care giving team. Perhaps your family members could provide some specific help such as handling yard work, preparing some meals, helping with financial issues, taking onrepparttar 151079 primary role so you can get away on vacation.

3. Write down allrepparttar 151080 tasks that need to be done on a weekly basis,repparttar 151081 ones that you are most concerned about. These may include working outsiderepparttar 151082 home, getting to doctor appointments, drivingrepparttar 151083 kids to after school activities, laundry, cooking, cleaning, filling out forms, picking up medicines, therapy sessions, regular family duties, etc. When you see them in ‘black and white’ you will quickly realize just why it is you are so tired and why you need to accept any offers of help.

How to Save on Wedding Catering Services

Written by Ispas Marin

If you're not being able to pay for a wedding catering service to fully cater your event you can save with some low-cost ideas. If presented with flair, evenrepparttar simplest of foods can be special. Don't forget aboutrepparttar 151024 wedding cake andrepparttar 151025 beverages. As a rule of thumb, buffets are cheaper than sit-downs because of less staff needed byrepparttar 151026 catering service.

Here are four ideas that can help save onrepparttar 151027 catering services.

1. Salad Luncheon/Reception Ifrepparttar 151028 wedding is late morning you can provide a wonderful salad luncheon. It's cheaper than a sit-down meal and you can offer a wide selection of salads with salads dressings, fruits and breads.

2. Hors d'oeuvres Reception - Deli/Party Trays Reception This event is best placed between 11:00 AM and 5:00 PM or after an evening wedding. Light finger foods should be provided, like fruit and vegetable platters, chips and dips, and crackers. You can also provide more substantial foods like meat and cheese trays, oysters, shrimp cocktails chicken wings and egg rolls.

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